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Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Mailbox - April edition


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  ;-)

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~ The newest review book in my house ~

Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman
Military Memoirs, 2016, hardcover

It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.


I Have a Voice by Tyler Williams
non-fiction, 2016, trade paperback

Tyler Williams has known success. He has performed in Atlanta's famed Fox Theatre, raced down Victory Lane as a NASCAR driver, worked on hit film and TV shows, and sang for thousands in packed arenas. But Tyler has also known failure, devastating setbacks, and the pain of lost love. He knows how it feels to be lost, disconnected from himself and his passion.

Tyler tells his story of losing his "voice," navigating life for many years without it, then finding it again—and finding himself in the process. "I Have a Voice" is full of life lessons that people both young and old will recognize. This is a book of hope, challenges and breakthrough moments. Tyler recounts his personal journey and uses his experience to help guide readers back to their own voices without dictating the steps to get there. Those who have lost their purpose, passion and "voice" will find renewal in his words.


~ The newest books in my house ~
 
Kitten for a Day by Ezra Jack Keats
picture book, 2002 edition, paperback

Can a puppy be a kitten? This puppy thinks he is. As he plays with four kittens, he tumbles and stumbles, thumps and slurps, spills and falls. Then his mother arrives. Will the five new friends be able to play again?







Flight into Danger by E. K. Barber (Facebook)
Romantic Suspense, 2004, trade paperback

Captain Skyler Madison is a seasoned airline pilot. Alexander Springfield is a wealthy investor. Both are highly successful professionals - both have a secret. They spend a part of their lives in the shadows as highly trained Special Agents for the intelligence gathering division of the Justice Department. Skye heads a team sent to stop the flow of high grade cocaine being distributed among London's elite. When evidence indicates she might have turned, Alex is sent in to covertly uncover the truth. It becomes apparent someone wants her off the case - someone wants her dead. Alex is determined to cover her back even after she discovers his deception and sparks fly. What starts out as a test of skill sizzles into a romance as Alex melts the steel and ice early trauma has placed around Skye's heart. All the friction only makes her eventual surrender hotter, sweeter, and incredibly more satisfying. Their passion wins out as they come together both personally and professionally to resolve a case involving drug deals, murder, betrayal, and near tragedy.


Best of My Love by Susan Mallery
Fool's Gold, 2016, mass market paperback

To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend-a male friend-to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as fool's Gold will the petite blone find a guy willing to not date her?

Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts hte "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours...and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy-the one-night Casanove-and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

As Aidan and Shelby explore the secret lives of men and women, the heat between them fires up the Fool's God rumor mill. If no one will believe they're just friends, maybe they should give the gossips something to really talk about!


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I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.





What are you Reading?

A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!




Finished:
Peanut Butter and Jelly for Two by Jackie Nacht
Priority One by Stephani Hecht
Have a Little Faith by Diana McKinley
The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes
Tropical Heat by Jamie Lake with Sibley Jackson
Unconventional in San Diego anthology
Country Passion by Aiden Bates
Cookies by Teodora Kostova
Bearly There by Bailey Bradford



Happy Reading!


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Sunday, May 1, 2016

List of Books Read: May


You Read How Many Books?

Pages Read
One Million Pages Read 
Main page, here
I'll list pages and title/author for my books read.



~ Books Read: May ~ 
Pages read to Apr 30: 11,787
  1. 56 - The Soldier and the Unicorn by Helen Louise Caroll
  2. 55 - Breaking Cover by Sean Michael 
  3. 92 - A Lover of Men by Julia Talbot 
  4. 128 - Bear and Fox by Hollis Shiloh 
  5. 156 - Bread and Books by Hollis Shiloh 
  6. 128 - Hairy Harry's Car Seat by Sue Brown
  7. 340 - Key to His Heart by Trina Solet

 ~ Pages Read - May:  ~ 

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Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won, or received in exchange for an honest review.